Provident Music Distribution and RCA created the project, "Elvis Presley: The Gospel Series". These CD series, only available through Christian retail and gift markets, will consist of five discs for a total of over fifty-six irreplaceable rare recordings performed by Elvis during his history-making career. This Christmas CD is the last one on this series. Design
The design has some links with the canvas motive the other releases in this series have, but not as much as those CDs. We would have changed the images on the front and back of the booklet. On the photo on the cover it looks like Elvis is swivel-eyed. Inside we only find the tracklistings and the usual writer, producer and date information. Content
As said before, the project "Elvis Presley: The Gospel Series" will ultimately consist of over fifty-six irreplaceable rare recordings performed by Elvis during his history-making career. All releases in this series contain 14 tracks. We are wondering what the link between the previous, gospel, releases and this one is. The only link we can think of is that Christmas is a Christian holiday.
Looking at the 14 tracks it's a standard Christmas collection and there's not too much we can add to it in this review. The real fans will probably play on of their more complete Elvis Christmas CD's. Conclusion
This series can be a good introduction of Elvis in the Christian stores, gaining a new public, and in return a nice way to introduce that public to Elvis. For the fans nothing special, but looking at the buyers these releases aim for, this is a nice addition to their Elvis (gospel) collection.